96 Free Things To Do In Sacramento

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Mix 96 wants to share all of the fun activities going on in and around the Sacramento area for you and your family to enjoy for free! Be sure to check back often to find new and updated free activities and events going on in your area.

  1. Santa on a Firetruck

Stops vary

Date: Thursday, December 3 – Friday, December 11

Time: Varies

Ho ho ho! Take the kids to see Santa this holiday season! The Sacramento Fire Department is taking Santa along a bunch of stops through the Natomas area! Come see Santa for free! Check the schedule HERE to see where Santa will be!

2. Fifth Annual Parade of Lights

Negro Bar State Park – Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA 95630

Date: Saturday, December 5

Time: 4:45 – 6:00 pm

The Sacramento Paddle Pushers are hosting their 5th Annual Parade of Lights! You can decorate your own kayak or paddleboard or just join and watch the lights.

3. Sacramento Santa Parade

California State Capitol Park – 13th and L St. Sacramento, CA 95814

Date: Saturday, December 12

Time: 10:00 am

The Sacramento Santa Parade is happening at the California State Capitol Park on Saturday, December 12th! Including marching bands, horses, clowns, floats, and more! Enjoy all the entertainment and holiday fun, all for free!

4. Family Movie Night

Franklin Community Library

10055 Franklin High Road – Elk Grove, CA 95757

Date: September 3 – December 10 

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

This is a cheaper alternative to a movie theater. Instead of spending the money to take the family to the theater, you can take them to the Franklin Community Library for a movie, and check out some books on your way out! Popcorn included! Check the site for show times.

5. Merry Movie Night

Old Town Plaza – 9615 Railroad St Elk Grove, CA 95624

Date: Saturday, December 12

Time: 6:30 pm

Join MIX for Merry Movie Night on Saturday, December 12th! We’re joining in on the fun for this one, happening at the Old Town Plaza in Elk Grove. Bring your blanket and lawn chair and join us for a screening of Elf in the park! Including games, giveaways, food and drinks, a sELFie station, Elf Yourself costume contest and more!

6. Tisssss the Season

Effie Yeaw Nature Center – 2850 San Lorenzo Way Carmichael, CA 95608

Date: Sunday, December 13

Time: 1:30 am – 2:30 pm

It’s winter now, so new critters are coming out at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center! You can come meet them for free! Meet the reptiles that are awake and warm on Sunday, December 13th! The event is from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

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